There are protests and then there are protests. You may have joined a march, shouted your anger, or waved a banner but one man in Russia, Sunday, got naked and nailed his genitals to the ground to protest "apathy" in the country.
Pyotr Pavlensky, 29, a Russian artist could have faced 15 days in jail for the "stunt" but Monday he was freed.
Sunday the man got naked in Red Square, in front of Lenin's mausoleum, before nailing his scrotum to the "cobblestones". He was there one and a half hours before being arrested.
Questioned later on the cause of his protest the BBC reports "Pavlensky said his "Fixation" act was a metaphor for apathy in Russia".
Sunday was chosen as the day of protest as it was Police Day in Russia. "Pavlensky said in a statement: "When the authorities turn the country into one big prison, openly robbing the populace and channelling funds to increase and enrich the police and other security agencies, society accepts arbitrariness and, having forgotten its advantage in numbers, brings the triumph of the police state closer through its inaction.""
Mr Pavlensky could be re arrested as earlier documents presented to a judge were deemed invalid. Footage of his brutal protest quickly appeared online but were blocked by state authorities. You may still find clips online though.
In fact we found many vidoes of the event on youtube such as the following: